[Mailman-Users]HandlerAPE error: WAS :Listserv wide announcements?

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 22:15:24 CEST 2003

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 07:23  pm, Bruce Mitzit wrote:

> At 3:33 PM +0100 8/12/03, Richard Barrett wrote:
>> On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 03:10  pm, Bruce Mitzit wrote:
>>> Hello, MM users---
>>> After upgrading from mailman 2.0.9 to mailman-2.1.2, and tweaking 
>>> all the things I could find to tweak, I still get this error emailed 
>>> to me at the rate of about three a minute:
>>> Your "cron" job on urserver.uchicago.edu
>>> /usr/local/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/qrunner
>>> produced the following output:
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 89, in ?
>>>     from Mailman.Handlers import HandlerAPI
>>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/HandlerAPI.py", line 26, 
>>> in ?
>>>     from Mailman.pythonlib.StringIO import StringIO
>>> ImportError: No module named pythonlib.StringIO

Well some of your old MM installation is executing to generate these 
warnings. The traceback is from MM 2.0.x code as the 
Mailman/Handlers/HandlerAPI.py file is not in the MM 2.1.2 
distribution; well its in MM 2.0.13 but not in MM 2.1.2 on my test 

>> With Mailman 2.1.2 the qrunner is no longer run as a cron job.
>> The 2.1.2 qrunners are run as daemons started by the 
>> $prefix/bin/mailmanctl script.
>> Looks like, maybe, you did not remove the mailman user's crontab 
>> before doing the update and the old 2.0.9 crontab is still trying to 
>> do stuff.
>> Did you take a look at the section 'UPGRADING FROM 2.0.x to 2.1' in 
>> the UPGRADING file in your MM 2.1.2 build director as part of your 
>> tweakingy?
> Richard et. al.--
> Well, yeah, I did read that thing. I did not remove (in Solaris 7) 
> /var/spool/cron/cronjobs/mailman prior to the install.
> So, I've rm'd that cronjob. We'd been running that cron from root 
> anyway, so I commented all out from there as well.  I did a configure, 
> make install all over again. I still am getting the same error message 
> by email. Any suggestions? The original install of MM made me feel 
> pretty smart. This one makes me feel dumb.

If messages reporting the same error are still turning up then either 
the mail system has a backlog it is drip feeding you or there is still 
another crontab which executes the old MM qrunner script in place and 
enough old MM code extant to generate the error.

> Bruce
Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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